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SB 8.19.8

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 8

tam āyāntaṁ samālokya
śūla-pāṇiṁ kṛtāntavat
cintayām āsa kāla-jño
viṣṇur māyāvināṁ varaḥ


SYNONYMS

tam—him (Hiraṇyakaśipu); āyāntam—coming forward; samālokya—observing minutely; śūla-pāṇim—with a trident in his hand; kṛtānta-vat—just like death personified; cintayām āsa—thought; kāla-jñaḥ—who knows the progress of time; viṣṇuḥ—Lord Viṣṇu; māyāvinām—of all kinds of mystics; varaḥ—the chief.


TRANSLATION

Seeing Hiraṇyakaśipu coming forward bearing a trident in his hand like personified death, Lord Viṣṇu, the best of all mystics and the knower of the progress of time, thought as follows.



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